Liatris aspera

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Liatris aspera

Common Name: Rough Blazing Star

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Central and Eastern US, Canada

Type: Native Perennial

Size: 24-36"h x 18"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zones 3-9

Butterflies: Yes

Hummingbirds: No

Container Size: SPB

Rough Blazing Star is another beautiful member of the Daisy Family, even without rayflorets, (“petals”). This native perennial’s flower stems have a thickened appearance due to the “Buttons” or “Little Cabbages”, of pastel purple flower clusters lining them. Attractive before the summer and fall flowers with its narrow leaves, Rough Blazing Star also makes a nice cutflower as lots of blooms are open at the same time. First collected on the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804, give it a dry and poor soil.